LaserForm Ni718 (A)
LaserForm Ni718 is oxidation and corrosion-resistant material well suited for service in extreme environments subjected to pressure and heat. When heated, it forms a thick, stable, passivating oxide layer protecting the surface from further attack. It retains strength over a wide temperature range, attractive for high temperature applications where aluminum and steel would succumb to creep as a result of thermally induced crystal vacancies. In addition, LaserForm Ni718 features a gamma double prime strengthened with good weldability. Typical applications are components for liquid fueled rockets, rings, casings and various formed sheet metal parts for aircraft and land-based gas turbine engines, and cryogenic tankage. It is also used for fasteners and instrumentation parts.